by kdreher (2482 Posts), Tue Jan 04, 2005 03:55 pm
I just saw this story on NBC Nightly News here in CT. They talked to a women who developed severe pre-e at 26 wks. Her son was born via emergency c-section weighing 1.1 lbs and later passed after 4 days.
They went on to say that over 200,000 women a year develop pre-e and that their study shows that the body is producing a toxic protein which is detected in the urine. She had the testing done and went on to have to healthy pregnancies afterwards. Testing will be available w/in a year and perhaps change the course of pre-e over the next several.
Here's to hoping that we get an answer soon.
DH, Tom (34)
Tyler 3-9-95 to 3-23-95 (26 wks severe pe/HELLP)
Working on a little miracle for 2005!